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Tunisian CSP project to apply for UK solar subsidies

Oct 20, 2014

A 2GW concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Tunisia will apply for support from the UK government.

SPI 2014: REC showcases newly tested PID-free modules

Oct 20, 2014

European module supplier, REC announced today its modules have passed new performance tests.

Japan’s grid connection panel meets for first time

Oct 20, 2014

The working group established by the Japanese government to deal with grid connection issues for solar and other new energy generation capacity met for the first time last week.

SPI 2014: AET launches new eco roof ballast

Oct 20, 2014

AET has launched its ‘Rayport-B Eco’ roof ballast at this year’s SPI, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.

Chile will lead Latin America in renewable energy, says president

Oct 20, 2014

The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet said the country will aim to become a leader in renewable energy.

SPI 2014: Canadian Solar to reveal Diamond module

Oct 20, 2014

Canadian Solar will reveal a new Diamond module at SPI in Las Vegas this week.

UK government blocks funds for farmers who benefit from solar plants

Oct 20, 2014

UK farmers with solar farms on their land will no longer be eligible for any farm subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from January 2015.

California continues solar lead as 34MW solar power plant nears completion

Oct 20, 2014

US independent power producer, sPower has completed a 34MW solar power plant in California.

First Solar welcomes new support mechanism for UK large-scale market

Oct 17, 2014

The new contracts for difference mechanism in the UK market is “an interesting opportunity for a more market orientated approach”, according to First Solar.

SPI 2014: Inovateus Solar partners with racking company Kanzo

Oct 17, 2014

US commercial and industrial solar solutions provider, Inovateus Solar has partnered with Indiana-based solar racking company, Kanzo.

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Canadian Solar introduces Diamond PV module at Solar Power International

Oct 20, 2014

Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on October 20th, 2014 announced that it will introduce the new, groundbreaking Diamond solar photovoltaic (PV) module at the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition. The Diamond module, also known as the double PV module, utilizes heat-strengthened glass instead of the traditional polymer backsheet, Canadian Solar explains.

UK Solar Trade Association: There is no need for choice between food production and solar PV farms

Oct 20, 2014

The British Solar Trade Association (STA) will be writing to UK Environment Secretary Liz Truss on October 20th, 2014 following her announcement that farmland should be used for ‘food and crops’ and not solar farms. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that farmers will no longer be allowed to claim agricultural subsidies for land dedicated to solar photovoltaics (PV), but has failed to consider how solar and farming can actually go hand in hand.

Radian Generation engaged by fund management company DIF to provide asset management services for 65 MW of solar PV projects in Canada

Oct 20, 2014

Radian Generation, LLC (RadianGEN, San Francisco, Calif., US) a provider of ongoing solar asset management and advisory services, has entered into an agreement with affiliates of DIF (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), an independent fund management company with an extensive global portfolio of solar projects, to provide commercial and technical asset management services for over 65 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Ontario, Canada. Managing over 300 MW of solar PV assets globally, DIF has five projects under contract in Canada.

Schneider Electric announces launch of new PV Skid at Solar Power International

Oct 20, 2014

Schneider Electric SA (Reuil-Malmaison, France) announces the launch of the new PV Skid, an optimized power conversion system designed for North American solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. “We’re proud to announce the launch of the new PV Skid, which follows the success of our PV Box RT and ST solutions already installed in PV power plants globally,” said Arnaud Cantin, Vice-President of the Utility-Scale Line of Business.

Calyxo recommends solar façades to esthetically upgrade exterior walls

Oct 20, 2014

Calyxo GmbH (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany) is dedicated to the niche application of "façade" PV installations, and has established a test set-up at the company's site. In general, a solar façade can be designed like a standard glass façade and interconnected as a standard photovoltaic system. With little additional effort compared to standard solutions, sustainable and energy upgraded façades can thus be created, the company reports in a press release.

Focusic is building a 20 MWp CPV plant in China, using Soitec’s high-efficiency modules

Oct 20, 2014

Focusic New Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (Zhengzhou, China), a developer of renewable-energy power plants, and Soitec (Bernin, Grenoble, France) on October 16th, 2014 announced that the second phase of the Hami concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant project has started. The CPV project will be completed by the end of 2014, while the third and last phase of the project will be installed in 2015. With a final capacity of 20.5 MWp, the plant will be one of Asia’s biggest concentrator photovoltaic plants.

First Solar installs inaugural panel at South America’s largest PV Plant

Oct 20, 2014

With Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, Isabel Allende, President of the Chilean Senate, and Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy in attendance, First Solar (Tempe, Arizona, US) on October 17th, 2014 ceremonially installed the first solar photovoltaic (PV) panel for the 141 Megawatt (MWac) Luz del Norte Solar Power Plant. The PV project, located 58 kilometers north of the city of Copiapó, is expected to be complete by December 2015, and will become the largest solar PV plant in Latin America.

JinkoSolar supplied 34 MW of PV modules to sPower for four projects in Antelope Valley, California

Oct 20, 2014

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on October 17th, 2014 announced that it supplied 34 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to sPower (Sustainable Power Group, Salt Lake City, US) for four solar power projects in Antelope Valley, California According to the terms of the contract, JinkoSolar supplied approximately 115,000 of its 305 W high efficiency solar PV modules to sPower for the 34 MW solar plant which is comprised of four separate projects located in Lancaster and Victorville, California.

SPI Solar announces EPC agreements for PV projects totalling 100 MW in Hebei Province, China

Oct 20, 2014

Solar photovoltaic (PV) project developer SPI Solar (Roseville, Calif., U.S.) on October 17th, 2014 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co., Ltd., has signed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements for 100 megawatt (MW) of solar PV projects in Julu County, Hebei Province, China.

Enel Green Power begins work on 19 MW “Lalackama II” PV plant in Chile

Oct 17, 2014

Enel Green Power (Rome, Italy) has started work on the construction of Lalackama II, the company’s fourth solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Chile. With a capacity of 19 MW, once fully up and running, the Lalackama II plant will be capable of generating over 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) of solar power per year, equivalent to the power consumption needs of about 30,000 Chilean households, Enel Green Power announces.